2. The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer: Last week we highlighted the wonderful men from this series, but that’s not all that this series has to offer. Meyer’s awesome twists on familiar fairy tales make this series truly worth reading. Not to mention the incredible female protagonists: Cinder, Scarlet and Cress.
3. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: We’ve written about our love of Harry Potter in the past. As far as we’re concerned Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, and the rest of the Hogwarts gang are some of the most memorable characters ever. They are what make this series so spectacular.
4. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle: This novel of Meg, her brother Charles and her friend Calvin journeying through time and space to rescue her father is truly a classic fantasy. For so many people it was the first fantasy they ever read. I believe it’s still one of the greatest books in this genre.
5. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: After discovering “The Lord of the Rings” in college, I didn’t want the magic to end so I immediately picked up “The Hobbit” and the rest is history. It’s one of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read.
6. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson: So technically this isn’t an actual fantasy. However, Jess and Leslie spend so much time creating their own world “Terabithia” which is inspired by their love of books like “The Chronicles of Narnia.” So many children (including my own) were inspired to create their own worlds after reading this book.
7. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis: This is probably the most popular of the Chronicles of Narnia and it certainly is my favorite. The tale of Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter crossing their wardrobe and entering Narnia is truly amazing. When they meet Aslan it becomes extraordinary.
8. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan: How genius to bring the Greek mythologies to life for young readers. These books are middle readers, but they appeal to all ages. What’s not to love about a series of books that has Zeus, Poseidon, and other Greek gods and goddesses?
9. The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare: I prefer this series over The Mortal Instruments. Will, Jem and Tessa are three of the main reasons that this series is so incredible.
10. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare: While I do prefer The Infernal Devices, I also love this series. Jace, Clary, Simon, Alec and Isabelle are unforgettable characters. I cannot forget to mention one of my favorite characters, Magnus Bane! He makes the series even more worth reading.
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